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Two Easy Ways to Add Texture to Your Photos
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Gritty cell-phone photos are the new faux-vintage, but we’ve got another way to add filters to just about any photo.

We’ll teach you two ways to add pattern to your pics. A little lace and some sunlight will re-invent your shots with shadows.

…While a scanner and crumpled paper will make people want to reach out and touch your photos (mind the fingerprints on the screen!).

Add Texture to Your Photos

p.s. Our pals at Artsy Couture are giving away 3 free photo wood block sets on Facebook today! (Plus a 25% sale on their site, w00t.)

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DIY: Make Easy & Fun 35mm Film Stickers!
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Everyone loves stickers, but if you love film just as much and have a bajillion surfaces that are crying out for some much needed attention, we have an idea for you.

Combine the two loves of your life and make your very own film stickers!

Use these nifty 35mm stickers to decorate your world – everything from your water bottle to your notebook or your computer (just maybe stay away from sticking them on your cat).

So get your camera, expose some slides and make your very own sticky film!

Make Stickers from 35mm Film!

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How to Turn a Flatbed Scanner into a Handheld Camera for Spooky Photos!
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Pumpkins, witches and Wes Craven.

That time of year has come again when the ghouls and ghosts come out to play, but why should they have all the fun?

With the help of the homemade scanner camera, you can set up your own warped and wonderful photo booth.

Celebrate all things spooky by taking eerie and distorted images complete with long exposures, glitches and vignetting! It’ll turn you and your pals into unearthly creatures and make your party the talk of the town.

Give yourself two heads, wiggle your fingers or simply smile. Just hit scan, say cheese and let the freak show commence.

How to Make a Scanner Camera

p.s. Rad! There’s an iPhone photography conference called 1197 on Oct. 22nd in SF. We’ll be there demoing some goodies!

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How to Make a Fun Interlocking Photo Display!

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What happens when you combine the idea of building blocks with photo prints?

An unconventional way to show off your pictures — that’s what!

Turn your photos into an awesome and interactive tower o’ pictures that flaunts your photo and construction skills!

Leave it unassembled for friends to put together at a party or see how high you can make it tower.

Cuz who says photos can only be in frames or albums?

Make a Buildable Photo Display!

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How to Make Your Own DSLR Viewfinder
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You’re walking down the beach on a sunny day and spot a sweet shot, but the sun is making it impossible to see anything, including the LCD screen on your camera!

Your sweet shot? Your friend’s head is chopped off, and you’ve focused in on a surly seagull. Not cool.

Fortunately, there’s a smart solution to using live view mode outdoors: a DIY DSLR viewfinder!

This crafty viewfinder is kinda like the DSLR equivalent of an old timey photographer using a cloak with a large format camera.

It shades your screen from the sun, letting you compose your shots 10x more easily. With a little DIY action, you’ll get the shot you meant to get from here on out!

Make a DIY DSLR Viewfinder

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3 Mind-Bending Time-Twisting Road Trip Photo Projects

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Ahh, road trips. Get out on the open road jamming to your favorite tunes with the wind in your hair, and time stands still.

Seriously, road trips can warp time! And we’ve got a few photo projects to prove it.

Next time you’re gonna hit the road, pack your camera and try one of these time-bending projects.

Read on to learn how to animate your road trip mascot, slow down your road trip buddy and add some magic to what you see out your window.

3 Time-Twisting Road Trip Photo Projects

p.s. We’re still looking for a kick-ass Photojojo Store Buyer! Inquire within.

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How to Walk Across a Photo — Multiple Exposure Magic!

Since the invention of photography, photo DIY-ers have hacked their way around its limits.

Not enough light? Ohai, here’s a mega powerful flash. Too far away? Let’s just whip up a longer focal length for ya.

Photo too still? Jeremy Blanchard found his way around that.

During an engagement shoot, he made this single image of his friends traveling across a photo! And he didn’t even use a pricey strobe.

In fact, you can make one of these at home with a photo editing program.

Jeremy wrote up a how-to. Here’s an abbreviation:

1) Take multiple shots of your friends walking across the frame.
2) Layer the photos into a single image in Photoshop.
3) Erase the surroundings leaving only the subjects. (Except on the main background.)
4) Lower the opacity on the ones that you want to appear lighter.

If you’re looking for more engagement photo ideas, you can always throw in a zombie.

Make Your Subjects Move with Multiple Exposures
[BTW, Jeremy's selling this print here!]


   
   
Turn Old CD Cases into Wondrous Spinning Photo Carousels

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Why would you settle for photos that just sit there when you can get photos that *spin*?

With a few CD jewel cases, you can make a free and E-Z photo frame carousel, a rad DIY photo project from Tiffany Threadgould’s DIY book, ReMake It.

It’s a frame-holder that fits 10 photos and delightfully spins around a base just like your favorite childhood ride of yore.

Best of all, when one photo starts feeling played out (kinda like your old Eminem CD), you can simply give it a spin for a whole new photo to decorate your desk.

Start digging through your CD bin and give your garbage and/or Garbage another go.

Make a Sweet Spinny Photo Carousel

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Embrace Your Inner Artist — How to Doodle on Your Photos and Bring Them To Life!

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Since the dawn of time people have doodled: caves, note pads, post-its.

Even your friend’s cast has enjoyed being a doodler’s canvas.

Now our photos want to get in on the fun! You can spruce up your friend’s wardrobe, hand tint your black and white photos, and even add a frame right onto your print.

We’ll show you all you need to know to create epic photo-meets-imagination images with just a print and a pen.

The Why, How and What to Draw on Your Photos

p.s. Follow us on Twitter *today* + use “@photojojo” creatively in a tweet for a chance to win 1 of 5 Photojojo gift cards we’re giving away! (We’ll RT our faves, too!)

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How to Make Your Photo Gadgets See-Through!

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We’ve always suspected our camera was a neo-postmodernist.

Always subverting the establishment, our humble DSLR likes to challenge the limits of art and convention. We’d easily say it belongs up there with the best of Dadaism.

Now our camera has joined forces with our tablet and phone to throw our minds for an even more psych-optic monkey wrench.

By cleverly overlapping gadgets and photos, you can make picture-in-picture art that makes your electronic gizmos look completely transparent. Your meta masterpiece is waiting to be made!

Make Crazy Awesome Picture-in-Picture Art

p.s. Our pals at Bausch + Lomb are celebrating the release of their new hi-def contact lenses with a photo contest for Photojojo prizes. Enter here!

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